Fenocchio Barolo DOCG Castellero
Azienda Agricola Giacomo Fenocchio
Italy - Piemonte - Barolo DOCG

The color is classic intense garnet red clean and of good substance on the nose with floral and fruity notes with hints of licorice and roots. Wine of character with marked tannins. Velvety and harmonious with notes of sweet spice and jam.

Parcel is only 0.8 hectare (2 acres) in size and it is located 280 meters (850 feet) above sea level. 

Barolo DOCG
Wine Type
100% Nebbiolo
Age of vines
Average 30 years
Soil type
Tortoniano, marl with tuff and a prominent presence of sand, making it always dry.
Vinification: Traditional method of long maceration: natural fermentation without added yeasts until 40 days in stainless steel tanks.
Ageing: 6 months in stainless steel tanks, 30 months in large capacity Slovenian oak casks (20-25 hl) and a successive refinement in the bottle.
333 (9-liter cases)

The Barolo Castellero is very good with red meat, game and aged cheese. Well as with many rich international dishes.

Reviews and News

2018 Fenocchio Barolo Castellero - 93 PTS - VINOUS

2018 Fenocchio Barolo Castellero - 93 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"The 2018 Barolo Castellero is another attractive wine in this range. It offers pretty, forward fruit wrapped into a classic, mid-weight frame. Dark cherry, plum, spice, leather, tobacco and incense bring out darker shades of Nebbiolo. A few hours if aeration works wonders here. There’s quite a bit of grip, so a few years in the cellar are advisable."

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (February 2022), 93 pts

2018 Fenocchio Barolo Castellero - 92 PTS - JS

2018 Fenocchio Barolo Castellero - 92 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plainThis has a graceful nose of sweet-spice and fresh red berries. Medium-bodied with a tight bead of fruit, wound around by the same spicy elements that also coat the fine-grained tannins. No great complexity here, but it’s an endearing Barolo, whose charm will increase as it evens out in bottle. Try from 2024."

- James Suckling (January 2022), 92 pts

Producer Information: Azienda Agricola Giacomo Fenocchio

The Fenocchio estate was founded in 1864. The 12-hectare estate has been handed down for over five generations. Giacomo Fenocchio was responsible for adding vineyard land and focusing on exports, ...
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